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1. Buffaloes may not be able to resort to guns to protect themselves and others in the herd when attacked. However, they are known to band together and fight off their predators. What is this termed as?
2. The hunting techniques of polar bears can broadly be classified into two major categories - stalking and still hunting. What does 'still hunting' entail?
3. Male elephants on reaching adulthood sometimes enter a phase called 'musth' which is characterized by high levels of testosterone and aggressive behaviour. What does musth mean?
4. Giraffes may seem docile but fights between the males for dominance over the herd are quite brutal and even fatal at times. What are the ossicones on the head of a giraffe that are used during such fights known as?
5. Llamas are social animals that live in herds. Which of these is one of the ways in which the leader of the herd may discipline the younger members?
6. While many of the original predators of kangaroos are now extinct, others like dingos and foxes are still threats to some species. Which of the following is NOT one of the techniques used by kangaroos to protect themselves?
7. Now let's move on to the birds. Apart from laying their eggs in other birds' nests, which of the following behaviours has been observed in among the chicks in some species of cuckoos?
8. Ostriches are the fastest two legged runners on earth but if cornered by predators, which of the following methods do they commonly use in self defense?
9. Bullfighting is a traditional sport in Spain and other Latin American countries. Which other blood sport featuring birds is also popular in many countries around the world?
10. And finally, we have the invertebrates. In praying mantises, the female eats the male during the mating process. Which of the following arthropods also practices sexual cannibalism?
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